nounpl. sy·rin′ges· or syr′inxes
- Ornithology the vocal organ of birds, usually located at the base of the trachea and sometimes in the bronchi or trachea
Origin of syrinxModern Latin from Gr, a pipe: see syringe
nounpl. sy·rin·ges, or syr·inx·es
- Music See panpipe.
- Zoology The vocal organ of a bird, consisting of thin vibrating muscles at or close to the division of the trachea into the bronchi.
Origin of syrinxLatin sérinx from Greek sūrinx
(plural syrinxes or syringes)
From Latin syrinx, from Ancient Greek Ïƒá¿¦ÏÎ¹Î³Î¾ (sÅ·rinx, “pipe, tube, channel, fistula").